As a third consultation period into the proposed controlled parking zones (CPZs) in Bounds Green, Fortis Green and Harringay is being launched, controversial proposals to increase parking permit costs by 20 per cent have emerged.

The new costs, which would bolster Haringey Council's income, are different to those outlined in the first two informal consultation documents.

Those consultations resulted in the council dropping plans for a CPZ in Hornsey and removing some roads from other schemes where the majority of residents opposed the plans. The statutory consultation begins today and outlines the roads proposed for the CPZs.

Councillor Martin Newton, Liberal Democrat spokesman for traffic and highways, said: "Labour's plans for wide expanses of CPZs across the west of Haringey have not come to fruition and have left gaping holes in the Labour council's budget.

"Having consulted with residents on one set of permit charges, and even before they go to statutory consultation, the Labour council plans an exorbitant 20 per cent rise in permit charges for both residents and traders.

"Labour are just not being honest about needing to raise revenue and the planned CPZs will also not solve many of the individual parking issues that residents and traders experience day to day. These one-option schemes are not the answer to parking problems in Haringey."

A council spokesman said: "The proposed review of parking permit charges is one of many proposals put forward by officers as part of the pre-budget process. Nothing has yet been agreed.

"Haringey Council last reviewed its residential parking charges in 2002 and it is right that these charges should be reviewed on a regular basis."

The new CPZ proposals are due to be discussed by the council's executive in March, while parking permit charges are to be reviewed early this year.

The three proposed CPZ areas are now as follows

Bounds Green

A two-hour CPZ from Monday to Friday in:
Durnsford Road
Gordon Road
Passmore Gardens
Bounds Green Road
Maidstone Road
Brownlow Road
Queen's Road
Fletton Road
Herbert Road
Whittington Road
Thorold Road
Northbrook Road
Manor Road
Rhys Avenue
Eastern Road
Imperial Road.


A two-hour CPZ from Monday to Friday in:
Mount Pleasant Villas
Blythwood Road (between Ossian Road and the border with Islington)
Ossian Road
The Grove
Stapleton Hall Road (from the junction with Ferme Park Road to the junction with Oakfield Road).

Fortis Green

A two-hour CPZ from Monday to Friday in:
Twyford Road
Shakespeare Gardens
Western Road
Springcroft Avenue
Southern Road
Bancroft Avenue